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Woman dies after being swept in to the sea in Co Clare

The tragedy happened this morning.

A viewing point in Fanore, Co Clare.(File)
A viewing point in Fanore, Co Clare.(File)
Image: Flickr/osssy

A WOMAN HAS died after being swept into the sea by a wave in Co Clare.

It’s believed the adult woman was fishing on rocks near Fanore as part of a group when she was swept into the water.

The Irish Coast Guard says that it was notified of the emergency shortly after 9am and an operation coordinated by Valentia Coast Guard was put in place. The voluntary Doolin Coast Guard team was also tasked to the scene and was supported by the Shannon-based Rescue 115 helicopter.

The woman was located by the rescue team and she was immediately transferred to the helicopter which took her to Galway University Hospital.

She has since passed away while at the hospital.

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